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Gifford's Famous Ice Cream

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307 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976-2059
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Rockwood, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Giffords makes great ice cream, but the price -- ouch! Bring a big wallet. Over $7 for two small ice creams.

Thank MooseheadAreaRentals
Hortense, Georgia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family ran an ice cream business in Massachusetts for years. I know ice cream. Gifford offers the best ice cream I have had in Maine. They have a lot of flavors, which they make right in Skowhegan. When I am in the area, this is where I come. I love their Maine Black Bear, which is black raspberry with... More 

Thank Joe C
Skowhegan, Maine
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A trip through Skowhegan should always include a stop at Gifford's Ice Cream. Many of their flavors have won national awards and it is all made locally in the plant in town. There is a mini golf course on site as well. There are several other stands in Bangor, Farmington and Waterville,with the Waterville stand also having mini golf and... More 

Thank Jan D
Skowhegan, Maine
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Giffords is a delicious, award winning, locally made ice cream. Many flavors and items to choose from. Mini golf out back. big moose statue in front. Somewhat pricey, usually there are lines of people but the service is good and quick and the line moves along. The wait is worth it.

Thank femvoc
Alvin, Texas
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have had Ice Cream from small Ice Cream shops in several states through out the US and Gifford's has good ice cream. But, we had to stand in line in the mid-day sun while waiting to place our order and then where to sit and enjoy our treat? There are a few picnic tables out back... More 

Thank DougandDebB
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Giffords is THE ice cream here in Maine. (Perhaps most of New England) The ice cream is made locally in Skowhegan and is sold in various grocery stores and at several ice cream stands across the state. There are flavors for evryone and they even have specialty flavors that represent the state of Maine, such as Muddy Bean Boots or... More 

Thank Sarah P
Harmony, Maine
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

so many kinds of ice cream, from chocolate to moosetracks, and all those in between. Great place for family and the mini golf course is a great family attraction

Thank 871hollyw
Skowhegan, Maine
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Very over priced! Grainy ice cream with crunchy ice crystals. mediocre services. Young employees that don't even greet you or crack a smile. Not worth the time and money to go here, especially not with kids.

Thank JayDubbs
Marco Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I love this ice cream flavor of Gifford's ice cream. Wish they would make a "Muddier" flavor, though.

Thank Mary Ellen C
Skowhegan, Maine
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Who can resist ice cream...and Gifford's is the best! The only problem is which one to choose. You'll find everything from frozen yogurt to 5 gallon tubs, several choices of cones and of course toppings too. They even have a sundae for your dog, complete with a bone. Don't forget to take time to play mini golf.

Thank Jan D

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
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Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976-2059
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Skowhegan

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?